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Jerusalem Syndrome at the Met
February  Visions of Medieval Jerusalem

Jerusalem Syndrome at the Met

An exhibition on the diverse multiculturalism of medieval Jerusalem has been ecstatically received. There’s just one problem: the vision of history it promotes is a myth.

The Great Arab Implosion and Its Consequences
July  The New Middle East Order

The Great Arab Implosion and Its Consequences

Who or what will replace a century of failed Sunni Arab dominance? What, if anything, can the West do to help shape the future?

Our Man in Moscow
December  Russia and the Middle East

Our Man in Moscow

Vladimir Putin’s major new role in the Middle East is no accident. It’s part and parcel of President Obama’s broader strategy.

The Spirit of Jewish Conservatism
April  Can Jewish Attachments Change?

The Spirit of Jewish Conservatism

Both in America and in Israel, the liberal faith of too many Jews has imperiled the Jewish future. Needed is a serious, thoughtful, and authentically Jewish alternative.

The Decline—and Fall?—of Religious Freedom in America
August  Religious Freedom

The Decline—and Fall?—of Religious Freedom in America

America’s “first freedom” is under attack from an ascendant cultural secularism. Christians are its first target, but Jews and Judaism may not be far behind.

Who Censored the Six-Day War?
July  What Happened in 1967

Who Censored the Six-Day War?

A splashy new documentary promises to expose the Israeli military’s censorship of atrocities committed in the 1967 war. What it exposes is its creators’ agenda.

Who's Afraid of the Museum of the Bible?
January  

Who’s Afraid of the Museum of the Bible?

Critics accuse it of threatening the separation of church and state; in truth, Washington’s new museum makes an invaluable contribution to American (and Jewish) cultural literacy.

The Problem with Jewish Museums
February  Identity and the Jewish Museum

The Problem with Jewish Museums

Ours is an era of museums celebrating the identity of nearly every group and ethnicity. But something else takes place when the identity in question is Jewish.

Nationalism and the Future of Western Freedom
September  The Political Order

Nationalism and the Future of Western Freedom

A conflict is brewing over the shape of the international order. It centers around an idea—a biblical idea—long thought discredited by political elites.

The Two-State Solution Is in Stalemate. Here's What Israel Can Do to Prevail.
September  What Israel Can Do Next

The Two-State Solution Is in Stalemate. Here’s What Israel Can Do to Prevail.

For two decades the Jewish state has sought, fruitlessly, to negotiate an end to the conflict. Needed is a new, viable strategy for coping with reality and winning out.

The May 1948 Vote that Made the State of Israel
April  

The May 1948 Vote that Made the State of Israel

A long-accepted wisdom has it that just days before the state’s birth, its founders settled two burning issues in a pair of closely decided votes. The wisdom is half-wrong.